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Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched in 1998


12:00 PM on 11.28.2013
Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched in 1998 photo



Wow. NCsoft announced that Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched 15 years ago in 1998. The medieval fantasy MMORPG is hugely popular in South Korea, with millions of subscribers also spread out in China, Japan, and other markets.

Lineage II meanwhile has been played by more than 14 million users since that came out in 2003.

All in all that's pretty damn impressive.








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8:00 PM on 11.30.2011
Lineage II goes Truly Free today with new content

Let it forever be known that November of 2011 was a month book-ended by Lineage II free-to-play posts. On November 1st it was announced that Lineage II was going "Truly Free" and now that day is final...more



10:00 PM on 11.14.2011
Lineage II goes 'Truly Free' November 30 with update

Earlier in the month it was reported that Lineage II was going to go "Truly Free" later in the year along with a new content update. The date has now officially been set as November 30th for the launch of Goddess of Destructi...more



8:00 PM on 11.01.2011
Lineage II to see a huge update and go 'Truly Free'

It seems that more and more, MMOs are adopting the free-to-play model every week. City of Heroes and DC Universe Online have already done so and by the end of the year Lineage II will be in the same boat. They...more



8:30 PM on 10.12.2011
Lineage II goes free-to-play in Europe

NCSoft, who is well known for its wide variety of MMOs, is trying a new business model when it comes to players on the other side of the Atlantic. It's decided to make Lineage II free-to-play in Europe, and you can ...more




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2:00 PM on 02.10.2015
Atari is making a new Asteroids game (Yes, really!)

Atari just announced a new Asteroids game. No, you guys, I'm being serious. Stop laughing!  Asteroids: Outpost, as it's called, is described as an open-world MMO with survivalist gameplay. The experience casts players in...more



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